Mystery Deepens Over Where Sun Was Born

Jan 19, 2012 by
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New 3-D computer simulations have delivered a crushing blow to the strongest contender for our sun’s birthplace, astronomers say, returning the quest for the solar system’s origins to square one.

 

Stars like the sun typically form in clusters with other stars. Many clusters are spread out so that the stars drift apart, but others are denser, and gravity keeps their stars close together.

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